Opening of Grieg anniversary year
The year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of one of Norways greatest and most beloved composers.
The Queen attended the opening ceremony at the Tromsø Cultural Centre. As part of the official programme, the Queen also paid a visit to the Church City Mission and the Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, where she was given a guided tour.
In the evening a reception was held at Tromsø City Hall. The municipality of Tromsø hosted the event and dinner was arranged by the Northern Lights Festival.
“If there is one piece of advice I would give you today, as King, godfather and grandfather, it is this: Be yourself,” said His Majesty The King in his speech at the luncheon celebrating the confirmation of Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra was confirmed today in the Palace Chapel, just as her father, grandfather and great-grandfather were before her.